Sunday, September 30, 2012

Facebook Milestone Event - Prize Pack Giveaway

10K facebook likes

We are celebrating a huge milestone for the blog:
Tammie's Reviews, Giveaways and More. She has reached ten thousand fans on facebook!

In honor of this achievement she is giving away some fantastic prizes. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

I Love Chocolate - Chocolate Fondue Fountain Giveaway

Chocolate Fountain Giveaway

3-Tier Chocolate Fondue Fountain Giveaway

       Have you ever seen the TV commercial where a woman sticks her face in the chocolate fountain at a buffet? I would have volunteered to do that commercial for free, just for the chocolate. If you are  a chocolate lover like me then enter to win this 3-Tier Chocolate Fondue Fountain. This is the ultimate accessory for all special occasion. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.   

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Chalk City Activity Kit Giveaway - Keep Your Kids Busy

Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop hosted by BloggerPR!  

September is Women’s Friendship Month, so we decided to celebrate our girlfriends!  In honor of these friendships, we have put together an event to highlight some of the best gift giving ideas for our girlfriends and their families

The Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop will END on September 27th, so make sure to hop down the linky list at the end of the post! Each blogger is giving away prizes valued $20 or more. Good luck and have fun!

Chalk City Activity Kit Giveaway

chalk city giveaway 

Enter to win this fabulous prize for your children!

Chalk City Activity Kit will keep your children busy outside for hours. They can design and create their own roadways, obstacle courses, and games right in their driveways. 
The possibilities are endless. The Chalk City Activity Kit includes a road maker, stencils, chalk, and an activity booklet.  The kit also includes mesh storage bags that are also great for traveling. 

Sexy Zebra Stiletto Chair- Wordless Wednesday

high heel shoe chair
Sexy Zebra Stiletto Chair

      I found this Sexy Zebra Stiletto Chair at HomeGoods for $199.99. This high heel shoe chair would perfect for a salon or spa's waiting room, a boutique, shoe or clothing store, or a bedroom. 

If this chair was at my house, it would probably be used as a car or a jungle gym. I wouldn't care, I would feel glamorous just sitting on it to put my heels on. Of course I would have to buy shoes to match.

What unique finds or great deals have you found at HomeGoods?  

Sexy Zebra Stiletto Chair

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Rachael Ray Cookware Set Event- Free Blogger Sign Up

Free Blogger Sign Ups: 

Thanksgiving Give Thanks Event 

 hosted by Mom Blog Society

Prize: Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece

The event dates: 10/31 - 11/14

Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here

Who doesn't need a new or an extra cookware set for the holidays, especially for Thanksgiving. 
Join this great giveaway now. 

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No Cost Blogger Sign Ups for Fuiji Digital Camera Event

Free Blogger Opportunity:

Creating Holiday Memories Fujifilm FinePix Event 

 hosted by Mom Blog Society.

Bloggers your readers would love to win a new camera right before the holiday season. It could also make a fantastic gift.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fondue Event - No Cost Blogger Sign Up

Fondue is so much fun! Join us and give your readers a chance to win an amazing 3-Tier Chocolate Fondue Fountain. It's the a perfect dessert centerpiece for your next celebration.
  • Prize: Chocolate Fondue Fountain 
  • FREE Facebook Link and Twitter Link with a blog post about this wonderful opportunity and giveaway. 
  • Event will run from Sept. 25, 2012 until Oct 20, 2012
  • For more information a to sign up for this giveaway click here

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

iPad 3 Giveaway - No Cost Blogger Sign Up

ipad3 event

Attention Bloggers: 

Sign ups are now open for the iPad 3 Giveaway. 
With your participation, you will receive one free link.

iPad3 Holiday Event is hosted by Mom Blog Society.

Prize: iPad3

The event dates: 10/4 - 11/1

Don't forget to tell them at LOVE IT sent you!

Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here

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Friday, September 14, 2012

More Than 100 Free Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates

       Carving pumpkins is so much fun. Each fall each of us pick out our own pumpkin to carve at the local pumpkin patch. Sometimes I choose a elongated one cover with "warts", other times I pick a perfectly round pumpkin. No matter the shape, the jack o'lantern always looks fantastic when lit on the front porch.   
Tinkerbell Pumpkin
       I have been using templates and stencils to help me carve my pumpkins for many years. Most of them come in books or kits that I purchased at Halloween stores. Each year I store the remaining templates that were not used for the following years. Using online templates saves me money and storage space. 
Pumpkin Carving Templates
     I am so excited to find a new site called Orange and Black Pumpkins. This site is an online pumpkin pattern database that features over 75 original designs for FREE. You can download and print any and every pattern on this site free of charge. They will even display your jack o'lanterns in their Gallery
Batman Pumpkin
BATMAN Template
       Navigating through Orange and Black Pumpkins is very easy.  Pumpkin design categories include Movie Villains, Super Heroes, Kid Favorites, Holiday Classics, and more. I displayed a few of my family's favorite templates throughout this post, all from different categories. 

       Templates are perfect way for children to assist with pumpkin carving. frequently adds new templates. So make sure that you visit Orange and Black Pumpkins's website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you don't miss out. Why purchase Pumpkin Carving Templates when you can get them for free by visiting 

What Halloween Pumpkin Carving Template is your favorite? 
Please let me know what one(s) you used this Halloween. 

Photos taken from Orange and Black's website. 
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New For Halloween 2012 - Kids Realistic Batman Costume

Dark Knight Batman
Dark Knight Batman Deluxe Muscle Chest Child Costume 

Dark Knight Batman Deluxe Muscle Chest Child Costume Review

Superheroes and action figures are extremely popular among school age boys. Little “Bruce” has been invited to numerous superhero themed birthday parties, most requesting superhero attire or costume.

What is a mother to do? You find the most amazing costume you can without going broke. Wholesale Halloween Costume offers a vast assortment superhero costumes and accessories for both children and adults at low wholesale prices.

Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the Green Lantern are just some of the superhero costume choices for boys. Bruce chose the Dark Knight Batman Deluxe Muscle Chest Child Costume to wear to a birthday party this summer.

This officially licensed Dark Knight Batman Deluxe Muscle Chest Child Costume includes a jumpsuit with attached boot tops, headpiece with attached cape and a belt. Everything you need comes in one bag!
Batman Child Costume
Batman ready to fight crime

About The Jumpsuit

·The black jumpsuit is made from 100% polyester decorated a with 100% polyurethane foam muscle chest piece.
· The back closes with 2 small pieces of Velcro which seem to come apart during active crime fighting. I plan on adding snaps, ties or buttons in the near future.
· The fabric on the jumpsuit’s arms and legs are covered with “detailing” to give the costume a more authentic look. It is done nicely within the fabric itself.
· The ends of the sleeves have the razor fringe so purchasing the Batman Gauntlet (gloves) is not necessary. Your child can wear plain back winter gloves if it is that cold trick or treating and it will look as if it is part of the costume.
· The chest and upper body are molded or padded for a realistic look, similar to the Batman movie costumes. Giving your child loads of muscles.
· The center of the chest piece contains a raised Batman logo. I'm disappointed that the logo on our costume seems sticky and “picks up” lint and crumbs.
· The boot tops have a strap under foot to keep the child from tripping.
· I recommend dressing your child in black clothes under this costume since this material is a little thin. Bruce will be wearing a black sweatsuit under his for Halloween.

batman kids Halloween costume

About The Headpiece and Cape

· The face of the headpiece is made from the same 100% polyurethane foam as the muscle chest piece. The shape and fit looks fantastic on a child’s face and it keeps its shape nicely.
· The back of the head, ears, and cape is made from 100% polyester like the jumpsuit.
· When you unpack the costume for the first time, the ears might not stand up. Just clip them to a child’s close hanger (pants) and hang them up for a few days.
· I was under the impression that the headpiece and cape were 2 separate pieces and could be worn apart from the product description and product contents list “a head piece, a black cape”. That is not the case.
· The Velcro under the chin that keeps the headpiece on easily becomes attached to the cape. When you separate the two, the cape’s fabric runs. After the 1st few wears around the house the cape started to look like old pantyhose. That was before any of the birthday parties.

Batman Muscle Chest Costume
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My Opinion 

For a Halloween or for dress up, this Dark Knight Batman Deluxe Muscle Chest Child Costume is really special. At the parties, most of the costumes were very similar, making the character's color the only real distinguishing factor. This Batman costume looks really authentic, not like pajamas like some of the others. It fit nicely and it had a little extra room to spare.

As soon as Bruce put on the Batman costume his persona transformed instantly. He immediately got into "character" punching and knocking things over in the house. He never wanted to take it off. Possibly because I had allowed Batman to destroy things that I Bruce would have gotten scolded for.

At the birthday parties, everyone wanted to touch his muscles. Especially the girls. They would ask "Batman, are your muscles really that big?" or "Why are your muscles so big Batman?" in cute little voices. Batman would coolly explain about how he has to keep the city safe. The car rides would always include a statement from Bruce saying how much he liked being Batman with a smile. Imagine what this costume does to the ego to an adult male who wears it.

Despite a few minor design flaws, recommend the Dark Knight Batman Deluxe Muscle Chest Costume for any superhero, action figure, or comic book fan. My child has already gotten a lot of wear out of it and it isn't even October yet.

I am so glad that I found this costume at Wholesale Halloween Costumes. They have a amazing selection of affordable costumes and accessories for the whole family. You do not have to settle for the Halloween costumes sold at big box stores and look like everyone else on Halloween. Check them out for yourself.  

What are you or your children dressing up as this year?

Disclosure: We received one or more product(s) at no charge in an exchange for a review. However, receipt of the product is solely for the purpose of the review and does not influence our opinions. All thoughts, opinions and beliefs are those of the author and are not influenced by receipt of the product.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

LoveSac Giveaway - Sactionals Sectional Furniture

Welcome to the Sactionals Sectional Furniture Giveaway!

Sponsored by

 Enter to win this versatile sectional type of furniture. Arrange your living room to suit your life and your needs. Life changes and so should your furniture.   

       There are only 2 pieces. Combine any quantity of Sactionals "Bases" and "Sides" to arrange (and rearrange) any chair, sofa, sectional, loveseat, or bed you can imagine - no tools necessary. Sactionals Covers are removable and can be changed at any time, so you’ll never be stuck with furniture that doesn't match if you decide to change your home décor. Sactionals Covers are also machine washable, so when the kids spill their food and drink all over the furniture or the dog uses your Sactionals to wipe his feet off, just take the covers off and throw them in the washing machine!
Four Cushion Chaise Sectional with Chocolate Rhinoplush Covers
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       Four Sactionals Bases and five Sactionals Sides make a Four Cushion Chaise Sectional. A Four Cushion Chaise Sectional is not only the world’s most popular sectional furniture setup, but one of the smartest ways to buy your first Sactionals as well. Just nine pieces offer you eight everyday furniture solutions to real life dilemmas. In minutes and with no tools, you can turn this TV-room sectional into a Movie Lounger for a cozy family movie night, a bed for unexpected house guests, a Long Sofa with Ottoman for more formal entertaining, an L-shaped sofa for maximum seating capacity, four individual chairs for game night or two loveseats for couples entertaining.
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One lucky winner will receive a Sactionals Four Cushion Chaise Sectional {$3,260 Value}!

Choice of Chocolate Rhinoplush, Taupe or Seawater Covers.
Giveaway ends October 1st at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Add Warmth To Your Home - Mohawk Area Rug Event

Welcome to The Mohawk Area Rug Giveaway

This giveaway is brought to you by Mohawk Flooring

The giveaway is hosted by Couponing With Integrity and Giveaway Gator. Co-hosted by Schmoozing with Betsy, Mommy Lesson PlansPea of Sweetness, and Love It

Mohawk area rugs, Before and after pic. 

Add warmth to your home this fall with a new area rug from Mohawk. You will be sure to find a stylish rug to fit your decor with many styles to choose from. Enter these giveaways today- both located at end of this post. 

       Raising 4 kids in a 3 bedroom house has taken its toll on our home. The floors took the worst beating. Some time back we opted for tile floor because it was just so much easier to keep clean than a carpet. The problem with having wall to wall tile is that it takes some of the warmth out of the house. I don't mean temperature I mean the warm relaxed feeling you have in your home.        
       Keeping the house clean is important but you don't want your house to feel clinical. Area rugs are a great way to bring some warmth back into a home. In our case we have a fireplace that is dead center in the house and it does draw your eye to it when you walk into our home. A fireplace to me should be a gathering area on cold winter nights but we did not have any rugs in this area so even on the coldest nights you would find the kids sitting on the couch far away from the heat of the fire.
       When Mohawk provided us with an opportunity to review their area rugs my wife and I jointly decided that the fireplace was going to be the ideal place to put the rug they will send but first we had to decide on a rug. My wife and I have very different tastes in home decor. I like plain simple earth tones and my wife likes flare. Thanks to my wife's flare our bedroom is painted purple so I at first thought that we were going to have a hard time picking an area rug to go in front of the fireplace but truthfully it was not hard to do because Mohawk rugs are for the most part tastefully designed with very few outlandish patterns. Don't get me wrong you can find a Mohawk rug to match any style or decor in any house but my wife and I soon found a rug that we could both agree on. Our rug has a modern abstract geometric pattern featuring circles, squares and stripes while the colors were of browns and beige's. I don't think anything we ever had to pick together went this smoothly. We are delighted with the area rug and the added warmth, our living room has brightened our home up considerably.
       I must add that Mohawk manufactures in the US and I have a deep seated believe in supporting American companies. In a time when many American companies fell Mohawk kept on going strong and for that I salute them.

About Mohawk

       Mohawk Industries is one of the world's largest floor covering manufacturers and distributors and is a leading producer of yarn, ceramic tile, area rugs and bath mats. Mohawk Industries is headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia. Mohawk designs, manufactures and markets woven and tufted broadloom carpet, area and accent rugs and mats and a variety of hard surface flooring products. Mohawk Home products can be purchased in stores nationwide and through their websites. Finding the right rug is just a click away.

About the giveaway

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  • You must be a US resident 18 years old or older to be eligible
  • All entries will be verified.
  • Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
  • By entering the giveaway you are acknowledging the above.

About the prize:

One winner will receive a 5' x 8' Mohawk area rug up to $150.00 in value.
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Disclosure: The owners of received one area rug similar to prize in order to review the product. We did not receive any monetary compensation for this giveaway or review. Our views are our own and may differ from yours. Love It is not responsible for shipping the prize.
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Arctic Zero Ice Cream Giveaway - Ends 9/30

If you love ice cream then you have to enter this fantastic giveaway before 9/30.  

       Arctic Zero is giving away 8 pints of ice creams with different flavors, 2 boxes of bars, 1 box of mixed vanilla/chocolate and 1 box of mixed strawberry/orange cream to one lucky winner for US only.
      I will also giveaway a pair of bracelet & earring and a bracelet alone for worldwide winners. This giveaway will start September 7 until September 30. 
       To enter the giveaway you just fill up the rafflecopter below. The mechanics of the giveaway is very simple just follow the FB pages, twitter, tweet, and leave a comment. Good luck everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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I Love Jewelry - Ball + Chain Jewelry Giveaway

Ball & Chain Jewelry Giveaway

Welcome to the Ball + Chain Jewelry Giveaway!

Hosted by,
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog , Diva Fabulosa and our soon to be launching Pink Ninja Media!

Special thanks to our co-hosts,
Mom to Grandma, The Frugal Free Gal, Pink Ninja Blogger, Simply Shawn & Jenn, Love It, and Moms Vacation Spots.

       As a woman you can never have enough accessories to match the items in your closet or that look just right for the event that you are attending. Here is your chance to add a new necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings to your collection. You'll love this jewelry so much that you might start shopping for outfits just to wear them more often. Enter at the end of this post using the rafflecopter form. Good Luck! 

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Ball + Chain Accessory Auction has the latest fashions, trends, and accessories. Enjoy the Name Your Price Auctions held every Tuesday night! The Auctions start at 8pm CST, oh and you'll also receive FREE SHIPPING ON ALL SALES!
       Find super cute shoes, handbags, jewelry, and so much more! You're not going to want to miss out on their Tuesday Night Auction Fun! The fun starts on their Facebook Fan Page, be sure to check it out HERE


  • 18' Necklace with Teardrop Gem Detail
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       This wonderful giveaway run from 9/10 at 12:01am EST until 10/1 at 11:59pm EST. Must be 18 or older to enter, and giveaway is open to US residents

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for helping promote this giveaway, nor am I responsible for shipping the prize to winner. Prize will be shipped from directly from sponsor to winner.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tresemme vs. Batiste Dry Shampoo: Dare to Compare

Treseme Batiste dry shampoo
       Washing, blow drying, and straitening my very long and thick hair is a big task. It can take more than 90 minutes for me to do it myself. The finished look is beautiful however the rest of me is sweaty and exhausted. Having your hair professionally blown out can be expensive and so are all the hair products and styling tools required to transform your hair into “super model” quality.

        As a busy mother, I don’t have the time, energy, or money to wash and style my hair every day.  By adjust my hairstyles (headbands and ponytails) I can extend the time needed between washings.  I have even tried using baby power to absorb the oil on my scalp especially around my hairline. Baby power is messy and sometimes makes your hair look grey.  Smelling like the baby power is not my choice of fragrance for a professional work environment.  

dirty hair
        Since I am due for a highlight my roots are dark, amplifying any oil appearing between washes, making my hair seem dirtier than it really is. This was the perfect opportunity to try 2 dry shampoos; Treseme Fresh Start and Batiste.

        A total of 3 dry shampoo tests were done; Tresemme, Batiste, and the 50/50 with Tresemme on one half of my head and Batiste on the other. I waited three very hot and humid days between washes, duplicated my hair styles, and daily activities as much as possible.  During each test I went to the beach and swam without getting my hair wet. I followed directions exactly given on each label of dry shampoo. Here is a little information about the products that I tested.

       “Transform limp, lifeless locks into healthy, full-bodied hair when you skip a shampoo. The Mineral Clay and Citrus formula removes oil and odor that weighs hair down, so you can have instant salon-quality volume without a drop of water.”

tresemee dry shampoo

How To Use Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

  1. Shake vigorously before use and in between spray bursts for best results.
  2. Lift sections of dry hair and spray lightly at roots using short bursts, holding 8-12 inches from head and leave-in for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Use fingertips to massage through hair and to distribute product evenly.
  4. Use throughout the day to absorb oil and refresh your style as needed.

 Find Tresemme Products Near You

  • Regular size is 5.7 oz and retails for about $5.99
  • Travel size is 2 oz and retails for about $3.99

       "Batiste Dry Shampoo banishes oily roots, giving dull, lifeless hair the makeover it needs without water. A quick burst revitalises hair, adds body and texture and leaves it feeling clean and fresh too. No need to worry about skipping a shampoo."

using batiste

How To Use Batiste Dry Shampoo

  1. Shake can vigorously and spray Batiste into the roots, keeping the nozzle 30cm from hair. 
  2. Massage through with fingertips. 
  3. Brush hair and style as usual.
Batiste comes in 2 sizes: 
  • Regular size is 6.73 oz and retails for about $7.99
  • Travel size is 1.6 oz and retails for about $3.99

 Purchase Batiste Products Online  Batiste products are also sold in the salon-inspired sections of your local grocery, drug, and discount stores

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Batiste Dry Shampoos

My Review 

       Although it may be high maintenance, I love my thick long hair. I love the idea of extending the time between washes using a dry shampoo.  I used Tresemme and Batiste on my hair and experienced different results and overall satisfaction with the products. My overall opinion was made very clear when I performed the 50/50 test.

       I was able to test both the Tresemme and Batiste Dry Shampoo at the same time. I parted my hair down the middle and used Batiste on the left side and Tresemme on the right. Both Tresemme and Batiste dry shampoos reduced the oil on my scalp but their overall performance were different.

       Batiste did a superior job of making my hair look and feel clean and voluminous. Batiste instantly made my roots seem lighter in color and my need for highlight less urgent. I was also able to brush and style my hair as desired. Batiste made my hair felt light and full of body. I received complements on my hair when I used Batiste.
Batiste Dry Shampoo

        Tresemme  essentially made my hair feel dirtier with a heavy and grimy “product buildup” texture. It was also difficult to run my fingers through my hair and style it in ponytail. I found that the spray didn't so much add volume at the root as it did thicken all over and that is not what I am looking for. My first thoughts when using Tresemme was that my scalp seemed “wet” and the hair color seemed to darken. During the 50/50 test I used a hairdryer to “dry” that side of my head because of overall look and feeling compared to the Batiste side of my head. 

       Dry shampoo is great for anyone with a busy lifestyle especially travelers, athletes, college students, and busy women. Batiste worked the best on my long thick hair and using it will free up time in my busy life. I can't wait to try Batiste's Light and Blond Dry Shampoo on my hair next. What Batiste product would you try?

Have you ever tried dry shampoo before? 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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